Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will officially release his new solo album, We Are The Ones, on October 28th and is available now for pre-order via Amazon.
Speaking to Billboard about his upcoming “contemporary rock record”, Dee states: “We created an album that is think part Foo Fighters, part Imagine Dragons, part Thirty Seconds To Mars, forget anything from the past. Most of my heavy metal fans are gonna hate it; I’ve abandoned my past to move forward.”
Snider is making the new album with producer Damon Ranger (Kanye West, Smashing Pumpkins). He’s launched a PledgeMusic campaign — a first for Snider — to finance it. Those who donate can get several prizes, including a Lego Dee Snider, available in “Old Dee” and “New Dee” models for $95, an outgoing voicemail/personalized message MP4 recording for $150, and dinner with Dee and Damon at one of their favorite LA restaurants for a mere $625. Mega fan/big spenders can snap up the Full Band Live Performance for just $100K.
Snider says the one song that shaped the sound of this record is, “ ‘We Are The Ones’, which is the title track from the album. Thematically, Damon says it’s the message of Dee Snider fighting back and rebellion… it’s believing in yourself. The “We’re Not Gonna Take It” message is eternal and that should continue on.”
When asked by Billboard if there was a song, on this album, that would be the political anthem you’ll telling people not to use in twenty years, he said, “It’ll be “Rule The World,” it’s the first single, it’s sort of a “We Are The Champions,” it’s a very big studio anthem. When you hear it it’s the kind of thing you can totally see Super Bowl time, the whole stadium lit up and it’s an uplifting song about, “With hands held high, we can rule the world.” It’s basically about everybody just joining together with love and peace, real positive. And I can just see some politico sinking his teeth in who’s got none of the right credentials.”